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Dave Davies’ remarkable recovery from a stroke

Dave Davies can still shred a guitar like it’s 1964 — when the Kinks shot to rock immortality with “You Really Got Me” on the power of his raunchy opening riff. But his innovative and signature guitar sound, which powered a slew of Kinks hits.....»»

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How Bobby Brown went from teen idol to bad boy

Rebellion comes naturally to most 16-year-old boys. But when Bobby Brown hit his difficult phase in the mid-1980s, there was the added complication of his prominent role in the soul boy band New Edition. As depicted in the new BET biopic “The New E.....»»

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Is this the most famous dog in hip-hop?

It may sound like a plea for kids to eat their veggies, but D.R.A.M.’s 2016 track “Broccoli,” featuring Lil Yachty, was actually about green pleasures of a different kind. “It’s still amusing when people say they didn’t know ‘broccoli.....»»

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The little opera company that could, and did, makes The Bronx sing

When someone mentions The Bronx, you don’t necessarily think “opera!” Yet native son Michael Spierman has been trying to change that since 1967 when, armed with a baton and a newly minted music degree, he started his company there. This weekend.....»»

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Beatles’ drum kit goes up for auction

The Ludwig drum kit used by The Beatles to record the band’s first single, “Love Me Do,” is up for auction at Nate D. Auctions until Thursday. The opening bid starts at $75,000. The kit includes a bass drum, floor tom, tom-tom and snare. But do.....»»

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The best international music you’ve never heard of

You won’t need a passport for a trip around the world this weekend — at least a musical trip. The annual globalFEST touches down at Webster Hall on Sunday with a dozen acts on the bill, nine of them with roots in other lands. GlobalFEST organizer.....»»

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Britney and Gaga nosedived in 2016

Pop fans of the future will look back on 2016 as the year that music died. But while Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and George Michael (to name but four) passed away, the would-be music legends of the future were making their cases heard with som.....»»

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George Michael tops the charts for the first time in years

Nothing boosts an artist’s career more than death. In the week since George Michael’s unexpected passing, the singer has returned to the Top 10 album charts for the first time in 17 years. His greatest hits collection, “Ladies & Gentlemen,.....»»

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Beyoncé leads Grammy nominations

The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyoncé’s lemonade. The pop star is the leader of the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with “Lemonade,” and song and record of the year with “Format.....»»

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So the Grammys have integrity now?

When the Grammy nominations for Album of the Year were announced one by one on Tuesday morning, everything seemed to be going as expected. Blockbuster albums from Adele, Beyoncé, Drake and Justin Bieber all appeared on cue, but bringing up the rear.....»»

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These are the worst Christmas songs of all time

When it comes to bad holiday tunes, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is just one of many repeat offenders. Here’s our short list of the worst Christmas songs ever. Lady Gaga – “Christmas Tree” Two-and-a-half minutes of feeble Christmas double.....»»

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Long-reviled ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ gets an update

The holiday season always brings an onslaught of gnawingly awful Christmas songs, but few can compare with the horror of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” More than 70 years after it was written, the call-and-response track has become ingrained into p.....»»

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Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik drop new song from ‘50 Shades’ soundtrack

She’s back! After disappearing from view following her Snapchat showdown with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian earlier in the year, Taylor Swift quietly put out her first new material since 2014 on Friday. The R&B slow jam “I Don’t Wanna Live.....»»

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Where jazz musician Arturo O’Farrill gets his favorite Cuban food

Arturo O’Farrill may have gone kicking and screaming to Cuban father Chico’s jazz gigs, but listening to all that Latin music paid off: This weekend, the 56-year-old Grammy winner returns to his father’s homeland with a tour celebrating the lat.....»»

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This is the best way to escape bad Christmas music

The annual tyranny of cheesy Christmas music is unavoidable. But for the last quarter of a century, Phil Kline’s offered New Yorkers a gorgeous, 45-minute respite from “Frosty the Snowman” and the like. Inspired by the caroling he did as a chil.....»»

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2017 picks are predictably lame

When the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame looks more like the Museum of Natural History — loaded with extinct dinosaurs that once roamed our planet — it may be time to switch off the amps and kill the stage lights. Considering the just-announced indu.....»»

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Darlene Love never tires of hearing her song at Christmas

Christmas is the season of Love — Darlene Love. The powerhouse Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who sang with Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick and Marvin Gaye, is perhaps best known for her holiday classic, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” Love, 7.....»»

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Dr. Oz sued over claims about ‘fake’ imported olive oil

A trade group representing olive oil importers sued television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz on Tuesday under a largely untested Georgia food libel law, objecting to his claims that much of the imported extra virgin olive oil sold in U.S. supermarkets may be .....»»

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Ex-Scientologist to Leah Remini: ‘I realized I am rationalizing insanities’

Warning: This article contains details from the series premiere of “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.” Actress Leah Remini made a very public break with Scientology in 2013, and since then she’s been an outspoken critic of the church, both.....»»

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